The laws of the country allow for the punishment of children as young as 10 years old, and they can be sentenced to life imprisonment, depending on the severity of the offense and the circumstances surrounding it.
We will be looking at several young people who were condemned to life imprisonment at a young age, and who have spent most of their lives in prison, never understanding the true meaning of freedom.
Some of these adolescents committed assassinations, and their parents were powerless to prevent them from being brought to justice by the mighty hand of the state. The majority of them have grown up and been in prison for many years; some of them are even in their late 80s and are still being punished.
Because they began committing murder at such a young age, the only way to keep them under control is to confine them in penal facilities.
Here are the list of 4 children sentenced to life imprisonment:
1. Tate Lionel
Lionel Alexander Tate was the youngest person ever sentenced to life imprisonment in the United States. He was convicted guilty of the murder of Tiffany Eunick, a 6-year-old girl, when he was only 13 years old.
His age is now 30 years old and is still serving a life term in a federal prison.
2. Draper Brian Lee
Draper received a life sentence, Draper was charged with murder for stabbing the young lady twenty-nine times, After he was charged with killing his schoolmate named Cassey.
This is what Brian Lee looks like today after spending almost his entire life in prison.
3. Phillips Joshua
Joshua was 14 when he was charged with first-grade assassination of his 8-year-old next-door neighbour, whom he stabbed to death. He was sentenced to prison at the age of 14.
Joshua Phillips looks like this now, despite the fact that he has spent virtually his entire life in prison.
4. Smith Eric
At 13 years of age, Smit Eric was accused of killing a four year old boy and he was sentenced to death.
So, this is how Smith looks like after many years in prison.